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Don Hertzfeldt’s ‘World of Tomorrow’ Wins Sundance Short Film Grand Jury Prize

‘Storm Hits Jacket’ from French director and screenwriter Paul Cabon receives the Short Film Jury Award for Animation.

Disney Television Animation Headline News

Disney Unveils First Latina Princess, Elena of Avalor

Billed as a “confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairytale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore,” Princess Elena of Avalor will be introduced in a special episode of Disney Junior’s hit series ‘Sofia the First’ beginning production now for a 2016 premiere.

Festivals Headline News

New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival Announces 2015 Slate

Program highlights include East Coast premiere of new Aardman feature, ‘Shaun The Sheep The Movie,’ North American premiere of new Studio Ghibli film ‘When Marnie Was There,’ U.S. premiere of ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,’ and more.

Voice Acting Headline News

Hilary Swank, Susan Sarandon, Jessica Biel to Voice ToonBox Feature ‘Spark’

Award-winning actresses sign on to star in the forthcoming 3D-animated feature film, ‘Spark,’ from ToonBox Entertainment, Redrover and Gulfstream Pictures.

Awards Headline News

Margot Robbie, Miles Teller to Host Academy’s Sci-Tech Awards

Actors Robbie and Teller to host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 7.

National Film Board of Canada Headline News

NFB French Animation Founder René Jodoin Dies at 94

NFB director-producer was an early collaborator of Norman McLaren, founder of the NFB’s French Animation Studio, and the recipient of the 2001 Prix Albert-Tessier.

Visual Effects Headline News

SPARK FWD Returns to Vancouver January 29-31

Visual effects festival, conference and job fair to include presentations on the invisible effects of ‘Birdman,’ ILM’s work on ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ the making of ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ the miniature effects of ‘Interstellar,” and more.

Commercials Headline News

Executive Producer Jo Arghiris Joins MPC LA

Award-winning executive producer has worked with prominent directors including Traktor, Nicolai Fuglsig, Jake Scott, Stacy Wall, Dante Ariola and Harold Einstein on campaigns for leading brands such as Nike, Budweiser, Adidas, Target and Coca-Cola.

Features Headline News

Fox Animation Acquires Film Rights to Sanrio’s ‘Mr. Men Little Miss’

Shawn Levy, producer and director of the blockbuster family franchise Night at the Museum, will produce through his Fox-based 21 Laps Entertainment.

ASIFA-Hollywood Headline News

Presenters Announced for 42nd Annual Annie Awards

Comedy-folk duo Garfunkel & Oates, veteran voice talent and industry legend June Foray, songwriter and music director Richard Sherman, filmmaker and artist Tomm Moore, and more on deck for the 42nd Annual Annie Awards.

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